Marco Rubio Continues to Campaign for President on his Opposition to Nationwide Marriage Equality


Three times in the last two days, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio campaigned for president on his opposition to nationwide marriage equality and overturning the Supreme Court’s historic decision last June, reports the HRC.

During the Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina  on Saturday, Rubio twice invoked his opposition to marriage equality. Near the beginning  of the debate, Rubio called Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Obergefell “brilliant.”

And then, in his closing statement, Rubio said, “We are going to be a country that says that, ‘life begins at conception and life is worthy of the protection of our laws.’ We’re going to be a country that says ‘that marriage is between one man and one woman.’”

Rubio doubled down on his opposition to marriage equality in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, saying of Obergefell, “I disagree with the decision. I’ve always said I think it’s bad law.”

On the campaign trail, Rubio has consistently said he will appoint Supreme Court justices  who would overturn nationwide marriage equality.